Posted by Wordsmith on 18 January, 2016 at 7:53 pm. 3 comments already!



The firebrand Texan now stands revealed as having relied on a $1 million loan to fuel his successful 2012 Senate campaign.

A loan from Goldman Sachs — which happens to employ the bailout-bashing solon’s wife. Heck, the Cruzes took out another, smaller loan from Citibank, too.

It all looks perfectly above-board. But Cruz went from Princeton grad to Tea Party favorite in good part by posing as a tell-it-like-it-is guy, unbending in his principles.

Part of the shtick was a tale he told countless times during his Senate run: “Sweetheart,” he said he told his wife, Heidi, “I’d like us to liquidate our entire . . . liquid net worth, and put it into the campaign.” She agreed; the couple threw in “all we had saved.”

The cute story went over well on the campaign trail. Oops: Too cute by half.

“Slick Texas lawyer gets million-dollar loan from wife’s powerhouse New York bank” doesn’t have quite the same ring as his fine fable. And Cruz knows it — which is surely why he didn’t put the whole truth into his stump speech.

Adding to the embarrassment is the way Cruz bashes Wall Street generally and, just this week, slammed “New York values.”

That line aimed to get Iowa voters to contrast him with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But it rings pretty odd once you know of his history with at least two big New York banks.

And the way he kept it quiet — while retailing a markedly different, cornpone story — isn’t so very tell-it-like-it-is.

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